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post #61 of 114
The Mille Miglia is a very good-looking watch, and entirely suitable for wear with a suit. I suspect that one of the reasons that so many of the 'sport' watches which look well whatever one wears tend to be those which are expensive is that they achieve what I hope we all aim for in our own appearance; that is, the triumph of style over fashion. A fine watch should be like the cut of a good suit; it remains stylish whatever the mores of current fashion.
post #62 of 114
Brahmins say: either wear an expensive dress watch or don't at all. Since the majority of us are not Brahmins, wearing a simple dress watch with a suit helps the overall look of a man in the positive way. For me a nice dress watch is a simple thin one, well designed numerals ( the roman ones are the best), maybe date display, and that's it. Medium size rectangular or full round ones are the best. The field should be in cream or light beige/grey. A soft high quality brown leather is the ultimate touch. These days, somebody can buy a cheap thin quartz watch with a simple design and look just great. For everyday use a decent quartz watch from Seiko, Citizen, Tissot, etc does the trick. Personally, I have a cheap rectangular Citizen watch for everyday use at work. Nothing beats a good automatic swiss watch for durability, substance and style, and in the long run it makes a good investment. Speaking of automatic watches, it would be a good idea for members of this forum to consider an automatic russian watch. I own an automatic chronograph, and I'm very happy with it. I wear it evenings or week-ends with casual outfits. Here is a link to one of the sellers in US. Mine is the traveller chronograph 5.
post #63 of 114
actually I imagine a swiss quartz watch will be every bit as durable as an automatic, however, you are right that it's lacking in substance and style
post #64 of 114
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actually I imagine a swiss quartz watch will be every bit as durable as an automatic, however, you are right that it's lacking in substance and style
A quartz last 10/15 years. An automatic can last forever.
post #65 of 114
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Here is a link to one of the sellers in US. Mine is the traveller chronograph 5.
I really like the Traveller 5. It is a very nice looking watch.
post #66 of 114
I don't know what quartz watches you are using, but I still have a Seiko quartz watch that my dad got in the early 70s that is still running just like new (with regular change of batteries) That's 30 years and I imagine it will run just fine for another 30 years as well. My Tag F1 is running great after about 20 years also.
post #67 of 114
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any new opinion?
post #68 of 114
The next 5 watches I would like to purchase. (Would love to hear people's thoughts): 1) Breguet Type XX Transatlantique (rose gold bezel, leather strap) http://www.pacifictime.com/product_i...0ST-H2-9W6.jpg 2) Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore http://www.pacifictime.com/product_i...-D001IN-02.jpg 3) Panerai (not sure which one yet) http://www.pacifictime.com/product_images/PAM00049.jpg 4) Patek Philippe Calatrava http://www.pacifictime.com/product_images/5022P.jpg 5) A. Lange & Sohne http://www.fortunecity.com/marina/cu...e_one_rgsd.jpg For some reason, I'm not a big fan of yellow gold.
post #69 of 114
I like my offshore quite alot, even though i don't end up wearing it as often as my Breitlings. I think I will be looking at a light CA for one of my next watches, and perhaps a Zenith, which I think are quite nicely made and very attractive.
post #70 of 114
I own a Zenith and absolutely love it. They make stylish yet subtle watches. Their engineering is also superb. In addition, I almost never see anyone else wearing one.
post #71 of 114
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I like my offshore quite alot, even though i don't end up wearing it as often as my Breitlings.  I think I will be looking at a light CA for one of my next watches, and perhaps a Zenith, which I think are quite nicely made and very attractive.
We are still waiting pictures of your watches...
post #72 of 114
You'll be waiting for awhile then, because I don't know when I will visit my storage next. I'll post some pics of the ones I have sitting around my house when I have time.
post #73 of 114
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You'll be waiting for awhile then, because I don't know when I will visit my storage next.  I'll post some pics of the ones I have sitting around my house when I have time.
Just the pictures of the 3 or 4 which you have under your hand
post #74 of 114
Here is a pic I took, lighting isn't great, but flash gets some nasty reflections. From left to right: Tag Heuer F1 Chronograph Omega Seamaster Bvlgari Solotiempo Breitling Crosswind Special Edition
post #75 of 114
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The next 5 watches I would like to purchase. (Would love to hear people's thoughts):
I like the following: 1) Breguet Type XX Transatlantique (rose gold bezel, leather strap) 4) Patek Philippe Calatrava 5) A. Lange & Sohne If you can afford them: all the power to you. The A. Lange & Soehne is manufactured by the Glashuette in Germany (from the city with the same name). It's amazing how Glashuette managed to survive the competition after the unification of the East and West Germany. I still remember the old Glashuette watches sold throughout eastern european block (my uncle still has one of them), and still in use by a few people. From a mass production factory they have managed to change their reputation and enter the high-end watch market. The problem is they don't come cheap now. Apart from the quality of the movements, materials, and design the cost is the main consideration for me. I prefer simple and thin dress watches, something I could wear 20 years from now and still looks timeless, tasteful, and appreciated. Ideally, I would spend around $1000 to get this, or one of the following watches: a. Mido: 1 b. Revue Thommen: 1 c. Oris: 1 d. IWC: 1 e. Daniel Jean-Richard: 1 (this is rather a chronograph) f. Nomos: 1 (from the watch-maker city of Germany: Glashuette) and many other makes similar to these in design and prize. Well, one day I'll get one.
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